SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Hotel Valley Ho, the legendary mid-century modern landmark in Scottsdale has been selected for membership in the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, the organization which recognizes hotels and destinations across the country that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture, ambiance and have been in existence for at least 50 years. It will be the first hotel of mid-century modern design, and the youngest hotel, in the collection.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. We set out to bring back the best of what Hotel Valley Ho offered when it opened in 1956, preserving its unique architectural details while adding modern amenities," said Andrew Chippindall, the Hotel Valley Ho's general manager. "This membership is a great tribute as we celebrate the hotel's 50th anniversary this year."
Hotel Valley Ho opened on December 20, 1956, and was Scottsdale's first hotel to be open year round as it offered central air conditioning to all of its guest rooms. Built with various elements of Frank Lloyd Wright design, its "southwestern" architecture (bridging modern and western detailing) made it an instant icon of the area. The hotel underwent an $80 million renovation, including the addition of a condominium tower, and reopened last year on its 49th anniversary.
"Travelers today seek authentic experiences and value," said Thierry Roch, executive director of National Trust Historic Hotels of America. "Our members showcase some of America’s classic properties and destinations and offer travelers a variety of experiences."
Hotel Valley Ho is a marriage of moderns: classic mid-century modern architecture and modern amenities, like complimentary wireless internet access throughout the entire property, large flatscreen televisions in all guest rooms, and spacious bright bathrooms with soaking tubs in the Studio rooms. The hotel also features the VH (Vitality and Health) Spa which has been recognized by the country's top travel magazines as one of the best new spas to open this year; Cafe Zuzu, serving all-American comfort food with a modern twist under the direction of Chef Charles Wiley; and the reintroduction to Scottsdale of Trader Vic's, the iconic home of mai tais and pupu platters, in a new location at the hotel. Reservations for Hotel Valley Ho can be made through the hotel at 480-248-2000, or on the web at www.hotelvalleyho.com or through Historic Hotels of America on 800-678-8946 or through its website www.historichotels.org.
About Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho is the legendary hip hotel in Scottsdale celebrating its 50th year in business. Reopened in December 2005, following an $80 million renovation, this 194 room urban retreat blends the old with the new: classic mid century modern architecture and modern conveniences like complimentary wireless Internet access throughout, flat screen televisions, a state-of-the-art exercise facility and the VH (Vitality and Health) Spa. Long known for its connection to Hollywood glamour, the Hotel Valley Ho has been a resting stop for Bing Crosby, Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Jaime Foxx, Jane Seymour and countless weekday road warriors and weekend dropouts.
About Historic Hotels of America
Historic Hotels of America is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Historic Hotels has identified more than 200 hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. To be selected for this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. A directory of member hotels can be purchased for $4.00 by sending a check to National Trust Historic Hotels of America, P.O. Box 320, Washington, D.C. 20055-0320. Rooms at any of the member hotels can be reserved by calling 800-678-8946 or at www.historichotels.org. Reservations made through Historic Hotels of America support the National Trust. For more information, visit the Historic Hotels of America website at www.historichotels.org.
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